Education is about much more than lessons and qualifications, important though they are. We offer our students experiences to supplement the taught curriculum, designed to be fun, challenging, inspiring, and motivating.
General information about our trips
At BISB we believe learning takes place both in and outside of the classroom. We organise several educational trips to extend and enhance students’ learning. Parents receive notification and information of each field trip, day trip and residential trip.
Travel, accommodation and all other expenses involved in trips are rigorously researched to achieve the lowest possible cost. However, the school will never compromise the safety of our students and we will always aim to guarantee a comfortable standard of accommodation. Other factors which will impact on cost include location, the timing of the visit and the itinerary. Our Health and Safety Officer plays a full part in the process, and will advise on the appropriate student/staff ratio.
For each of our trips, our trip organisers complete a thorough risk assessment, ensuring that even the most exciting and challenging trips are safe and secure for the children in our care. They are also required to complete a series of other forms designed to ensure the trip is viable, not just based on costs and risk assessments, but also within the specific context of other trips planned for the year.
All our students are offered a variety of opportunities to take part in field trips with their class and with the school. Educational visits enhance the children’s understanding of topics studied in class providing a sense of enjoyment and a thirst to learn more. Trips usually take place within normal school hours to lots of wonderful places. Hungary is such a great place because there are so many things to see and do; we could plan a trip for every day of the year!
There is no charge to students for most day trips.
These trips are a great way for students to learn how to become independent, mix with children they would not normally see outside of school and amaze themselves by what they can actually do!
Residential trips begin in Year 2 and for many children this is their first experience away from home. Each trip is specifically designed to be age and developmentally appropriate by having our younger students go for a shorter amount of time to locations closer to school and our older students going for longer periods of time a little bit further away. Each residential trip occurs in the last term of school.
We encourage all children to go as we feel it is an important and memorable experience for them; however, we respect it is not for everybody and children are able to attend school if they are not attending the trip. Parents are asked to contribute to the cost of these trips. We contact parents with more detailed information about these trips closer to the time of the visits.
There are several educational trips scheduled for Secondary students, many of which are a compulsory part of the syllabus. Each department will inform students of these and the expectations of work arising from them. All our students from Year 7 to Year 13 have the option of taking part in at least one residential trip throughout the year.